If you're watching Autumnwatch, you would have noticed the short film on the Sexton Beetle. Fascinating lifestyle that turns the death of another species into a life support machine for their own. Recycling at its best! 

The reason I'm sharing this is because I got to witness the start process of this myself at Llandegfedd Reservoir earlier on this year in April with my good friend Paul Joy who kindly heald the beetle up for me on a stick while I took a photo. 

The picture below is how we found the beetle, already on location waiting ready for a female to turn up.